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. but in an address to the u.n. general assembly today, syria's foreign minister accused outsiders of fueling all the blood shed. >> we also wonder to what extent the statements made by equal car, saudi arabia, turkey, the united states, france and others to what extent do these statements can clearly insight and support terrorism in syria, to what extent are they in line with the international responsibilities of the countries in combating terrorism? >>shepard: a spokesman for the syrian national council blast the speech there, called him a liar, representing the problem began da of the assad regime. the fox report's chief correspondent is working the united nations today. jonathan, according to the syrian foreign minister is not responsible for the civil war in his country. >>jonathan: to hear it from the syrian foreign minister this is a war that has nothing whatever to do with the desire for greater freedom or democracy, it is all about terror groups who are attacking the syrian government and their representatives. according to the syrian foreign minister, those groups are being aided, abett
. there is fallout over the attack in libya. there are increasing calls for a hearing and our u.n. ambassador susan rice to resign. the obama team dill giving conflicting accounts of the white house response. martha: i'm martha maccallum. the romney campaign is joining this growing chorus of lawmakers. senator john mccain saying the administration's response was inept and ignorant and susan rice blaming it on a spontaneous protest was inexcusable. >> it's either willful ignorance or abysmal ignorance to think people come to spontaneous demonstrations with mortars and heavy weapons pant attack goes on for hours. bill: both sides are complaining. governor romney's team says the white house is still getting its story mixed up. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are politicizing the tragic attack that cost of life of four americans. the republicans say the white house is cover ugging up the details for political reasons. here is axlerod. >> the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened. but when you are the responsible party, when you are the administration and you have a respo
news alert, moments ago the state department can defended u.n. ambassador susan rice after new calls went out this weekend demanding her resignation. congressional critics are angry that ms. rice was talking to the media some four days after a terror attack killed four americans in libya and telling reporters across this nation that it was a spontaneous protest that was behind the attack when fox news and now other news outlets have reported that the white house knew within 24 hours that this was a terror attack and not some spontaneous event. the administration is maintaining that they gave us the information as it evolved and as it came to be known by them. there is, at a minimum, some question about that. the white house is also facing tough new questions about the president's decision to attend a campaign event in vegas within 24 hours of the attack. white house senior adviser david plouffe -- keep in mind, this is the first time they've put the senior advisers out there since all this happened -- but they were on the sunday shows this weekend, and mr. plouffe was challenged outr
, to resign as u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and yesterday, here's the response as they try and move forward and turn the majpage. congressman paul ryan and paul mccain. take a look at this approach. >> the response was slow. it was confused. it was inconsistent. they first said that it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know that it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey, that al qaeda is on the wane, that everything's fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> i think there are certain political overtones. how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say it was spontaneous? >> maybe it was. >> five days later? that doesn't pass the smell test. it was ever ignorance or willful intelligence. >> whether you agree with him or not, senator mccain has the credibili
on the run inside the country, half of them children according to the u.n. and expected by the end of this year, some 700,000 people will have fled to neighboring countries and become refugees. it's in this climate that we entered syria. we went as you said with the syrian -- the free syrian army and we passed through the checkpoint we noticed they very much wanted to let it be known they were in charge. their flags were flying, they were in charge of the checkpoint. as we went with them towards aleppo, we saw bread lines, massive numbers of tanks, disabled tanks that were left over from the government, and we also say lots of bombed out buildings, so we saw lots of damage. what's happening is this free syrian army is in charge of pockets of land and they're trying to hold on to it. as we got closer to aleppo, andrea, we saw air strikes. we saw the evidence of air strikes not too far away and we met up with a commander of some 2500 soldiers, rebels essenti essential essentially, fighting under him in aleppo and he talked about -- he was complaining about the use of aerial strikes b
. the syrian ambassador to the u.n. offered condolences today in a letter he presented to u.n. officials. meanwhile, turkey's parliament held an emergency session, authorized cross-border military operations into syria. doesn't mean they're going to happen. they just authorized them. the close ties between syria and turkey, that they once had, they now have been severely strained. i spoke to ivan watson a short time ago. turkey's parliament held an emergency closed door session today. what was the outcome of that? >> reporter: they voted in favor of a new resolution which is rather vaguely written, but basically it gives the turkish government authority to send its armed forces into quote, unquote, foreign countries, basically in response for the deaths of these five civilians on wednesday. it's very clear that this is focused on syria in particular and it says that the turkish government can decide the scope or theize or the duration of any of these proposed military operations. turkish officials have come out and said this is not a war resolution. they're saying this is more a preventi
, instead of jim lehrer. >> whatever it takes to keep american's attention. >>> foreign news this morning, u.n. security council is condemning syria after artillery strike on a turkish border town that killed five civilians. syria apologized. fears of cross border war triggered protests. police used tear gas and water cannons to barack reak up prote thousands. >>> struggling to put out a wildfire. the fire fueled by bone dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres. some people in shelton, 40 miles from seattle, were forced from their homes. others were put on notice to be ready to get out. >>> american airlines is canceling dozens of flights just before the holiday weekend. as it scrambles to fix loose passenger seats. airline executives are not blaming the problem on its own work force. they claim it is a combination of wear, poor design and spilled soda, can you believe that, causing seat clamps to fail. the repairs should be repaired by monday. >> be careful with your sodas. >>> major financial headline this morning, record low rates for mortgage loans. the rates fell for a second week in a r
calling for a dialogue at the u.n. general assembly yesterday. >>> a border patrol agent was shot and killed today in arizona. 30-year-old nicholas ivy was shot after responding to a sensor that went off near the border. another agent was wounded. the fbi and local police are investigating the shooting. >>> new york's attorney general says more lawsuits against big banks are on the way as a task force investigates the crash of 2008. the first suit filed is against jpmorgan chase over allegations that bear stearns which it owns committed fraud against investors. >>> the weather channel has decided hey, hurricanes get names, why not blizzards. the network announced today it will give names to the worst winter storms to make it easier to follow their progress. it already has a list from a to z of winter storm names. including athena, gandalf, and zeus. >> interesting. susan, thanks. >>> coming up, who's hungry? a restaurant got in trouble for wheeling in some road kill. mmm, road kill. "ridiculist" is next. 0ñ@ñfÑ matt's brakes didn't sound right... ...so i brought my car to mike
for the rule of law, due process, and restrictions on the u.n. is its constitutional. we must say no to assassinations of u.s. citizens, say no to indefinite detention without any semblance of due process, and to the continued drone killings that have made our nation so much less secure. so let your voices be heard loudly from the voting booth as you are guided by your most deeply held values. >> the justice party's presidential candidate rocky anderson and green party candidate dr. jill stein, as a participated in the presidential debate last night in real time averell podiums, albeit outside the gates of the official debate on "democracy now!" special broadcast "expanding debates time to see the three hour debate, go to democracynow.org. democracy now! is looking for feedback from people who appreciate the closed captioning. e-mail your comments to outreach@democracynow.org or mail them to democracy now! p.o. box 693 new york, new york 10013. "democracy now!"
, the administration went out, probably too early with an incomplete report from the u.n. ambassador susan rice on "meet the press" and other programs and now are being called to task. the security in benghazi was very, very thin. and we have the situation where there was clear -- there were clear warnings. what does the administration do? how do they handle these inquiries? >> first of all there's an investigation under way. it's an accountability board that's looking into it. the first thing is, they probably need to pick up the pace because in the first place, you have people really rushing out to try to give an account and often the first counts are wrong. and so i think they've taken a hit for that. now they're going to take a hit unless they get moving on the accountability review board and try to get something out there that is -- explainable. and frankly i think there are a lot of issues there to look at. the question of security, the question of, you know, the whole issue of whether benghazi was butnd down. i don't think this is really a presidential issue. i mean the notion that the p
, this group did attack the u.n. building in algiers some years ago which is, you know, somewhat defended. so they do have some capacity. but i think we need to be careful, you know, this is not al qaeda central suddenly capable of attacking the united states. >> sure. >> reporter: this is more a group that has traditionally been kidnapping westerners, targets of opportunity. they are expanding in mali. i think the white house is doing the right thing by taking the threat seriously. go ahead. >> peter, finally, we know just looking at the big picture islamists have been suppressed for decades by arab dictators. now you have these overthrown dictate ors and militants rushing to fill this void, this vacuum here. what is the state of play? >> reporter: you can make an argument it's not an accident that so many came from countries that have benedien dictatorship. it reduces the amount of militancy in the region. which isn't to say there won't be complicated in counies like libya going forward. at the end of the day more democratic middle east is going to be reduced the appeal of these kind of jih
ago came to new york city for the u.n. general assembly. he did meet with world leaders last year decided to meet this year with zero world leaders and jetted off to campaign. he should have met with benjamin netanyahu, he should have met with the president of egypt and talked to him about maintaining security there and keeping americans safe in egypt. the white house response was he has a telephone he can call the leaders. why doesn't he use the telephone to call the view and walked to whoppi goldberg over the phone and take that time and meet with benjamin netanyahu and the president in the middle he's, our embassy is on fire, our president times find for the view but not leaders. he has not met with his jobs council since january. he's blown off his jobs council his january. this is dereliction of duty. >> slacker in chief is your summation in the piece. you tell me there is more you'll be writing about. they'll check it out. >> thank you very much. bill: 111 minutes befor 111 minutes before the hour. the first presidential debate goes down in denver tonight. it could all hinge
does a u.n. ambassador get sent out by the administration? >> she shouldn't have been. if, in fact, and i suspect the administration knew that susan rice was going to go out there and talk to the media on that sunday, that's preplanned, and there was lots of communication with her before she went out, they should have told her what they expected her to say sw what they anticipated the questions to be and potential answers. tend not allow her or encourage her to answer anything that she knows not true. so they should have told her the truth as they knew it. it's one thing to say we don't know yet. she offered a definitive answer to a question, and she said it was not a terrorist attack when, in fact, it was as a result of this movie trailer and the mob scene. if she knew that that was not the truth, she shouldn't have indicated that it was, um, and i can't imagine that she would have been well briefed before she went out on that talk show. megyn: yeah. as far as i can see, she never actually said it wasn't terror, but she said it was not preplanned -- >> correct. she did not say it
a bomb. alisyn: well israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu drew a literal hard line at his u.n. speech last week insisting on limits to iran's controversial nuclear program. just earlier today iran responded calling this display childish and primitive and vowing to push ahead. after spending some time with some high-ranking israeli officials in assessing the security situation across the middle east says benjamin netanyahu isn't the only one expressing brave concerns. pete hoekstra is a former republican congressman out of michigan and a former chairman of the house permanent collect committee on intelligence and a candidate for u.s. senate. thank you so much for being here. >> good to be with you. alisyn: you just returned from the middle east. as you said you had many high-level meetings with government officials. what did they tell you? >> i think what they are telling is very, very clear. i served on the joint inquiry that looked at intelligence failures after 9/11. i led the conference committee that rewrote our intelligence laws in 2004 to make sure that, you know, in the
. as you talk about it, last week at his speech to the u.n. general assembly, the president went through a list of what he considered to be his big victories, osama bin laden being dead was one and ending the war in iraq was another one. september was the deadliest in terms of attack since august of 2010, which is pretty shocking since the war is technically over. on top of that reuters has some footage that we have for you of literally pictures of the iotolla from iran. pictures all over iraq now as iran is trying to gain and perhaps succeeding at gaining more and more power in iraq. this is a big question that obviously is going to be a problem for whatever president's next but not something president obama wants to be talking about right now. >> with iran obviously they're having sort of its own singular way inserting itself in the elections. we heard from ahmadinejad last week and heard from netanyahu literally drawing that red line on the metaphor kal bomb. >> right. >> could we hear from iran between now and say november 6th? >> well, this is pretty amazing. obviously when prime mi
to work with u.n. hcr to implement education. especially when kids have to walk for two, three hours for secondary school, and then they get caught in the rain, and then they catch malaria from the mosquitoes. i think it's -- it's not just a matter of thinking, but i think it's very fundamental, and we can be able to emphasize in that we don't have to repeat the same atrocity, and that is what i gathered going back after this independence. >> it's so nice to see you. it's nice to meet you, and, of course, you know, we wish you the very best for the children in that country. there's a lot of work to be done, and, of course, your mom's wish is to get a dinca man. good luck with that too. i'm sure you have many options. >> no, no, absolutely. >> good to see you. >> you can read more about alek's trip to south sudan. find out how you can help people there by going to cnn.com/impact. >>> they call themselves code pink, and they're an anti-war group, of course, and they are furious over drone attacks. today they're in pakistan taking a stand and meeting with people affected by the violence
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